Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions govern the use of the Environmental Migration Portal. By using the website, the user agrees to the terms and conditions contained herein.
The International Organization for Migration ("IOM") provides all materials (the "materials") published on the Environmental Migration Portal including but not limited to texts, documents, logos, designs, visual materials, photographs and videos for informational purposes only.
IOM reserves the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to alter, limit or discontinue its websites without notice, and shall have no obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration in connection therewith.
IOM reserves the right to deny, at its sole discretion, any user access to its websites or any portion thereof without notice.
All intellectual property rights relating to the materials shall remain vested in IOM, unless otherwise stated.
IOM reserves the right to assert ownership of information collected on the websites.
Copyright and Permissions
All materials are copyright of the International Organization for Migration, unless otherwise stated. The materials may be viewed, downloaded, and printed for personal, non-commercial use only, without any right to sell, resell, redistribute or create derivative works therefrom.
Any use, including extraction, translation, reproduction, and distribution, in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, require the explicit prior written permission of IOM.
Permission to use materials which are not owned by IOM, must be requested from the copyright owner.
Linking to the Environmental Migration Portal Website
Other websites may link to the Environmental Migration Portal website without seeking the permission of IOM. However, such links must clearly identify IOM as the source of the information displayed and preserve the integrity of the IOM web pages without alteration.
Users can browse the website without revealing any personal information.
Monitoring Website Traffic
IOM monitors general trends in the use of the website.
IOM uses the information to generate statistics and measure the websites's activity in order to improve the usefulness of the website. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to IOM if you register for the website.
You are free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the website and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the website.
IOM does not collect personal information, such as the name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other information of individual users, unless such information is voluntarily disclosed for registration. In such event, IOM will only use the personal information for the purpose for which it was disclosed.
IOM does not sell, distribute or rent personal information collected on its website.
IOM relies on service providers for the provision of services, such as hosting services, website traffic analysis, electronic newsletters, online surveys, online shopping carts and electronic payment solutions. Users should be aware that IOM’s service providers may have access to personal information, if voluntarily disclosed, for the purpose of the services.
IOM does not share personal information with any third party, unless it is related to the provision of services such as purchasing a publication, completing a survey or making a donation.
IOM does not intend to either solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13 years. Individuals under the age of 13, should not use or enter information on the website.
The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed on the website do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of IOM or its Member States.
The materials are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. IOM specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the appropriateness, quality, timeliness, accuracy or completeness of the materials.
While IOM cannot make any warranties that there are no errors on the website, it does endeavour, where appropriate, to correct errors that are drawn to its attention.
The use of the website is at a user's sole risk. By using the website, the user agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless IOM, its employees, information providers and content providers from and against any losses, damages, expenses (including legal fees and costs), claims, suits and liabilities to the extent arising out of or resulting from the use of the website.
Neither IOM nor any of its employees, information providers or content providers accept any responsibility whatsoever for the appropriateness, quality, accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the materials.
Neither IOM nor any of its employees, information providers or content providers shall be liable to any user or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, incompleteness, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration or use of any content published on the website, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.
If a user is dissatisfied with any material on the website or with any of the terms and conditions governing the website, a user's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the website.
Boundaries and Geographic Names
The depiction and use of boundaries, geographic names, and related data shown on maps and included in lists, tables, documents, and databases on the website are not warranted to be error free nor do they imply judgment on the legal status of any territory, or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries by IOM.
Advice, Opinions, and Statements
The website may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various information and content providers. IOM does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider or content provider, any user of the websites or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall be at a user's own risk.
IOM does not necessarily support policies and beliefs of organizations and individuals listed or referred to in materials held on the website.
IOM does not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with third party websites or links. IOM provides linked sites only as a convenience and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by IOM.
A user specifically acknowledges and agrees that IOM is not liable for any conduct of any user.
Bugs, Virus, Malicious Code, etc.
While IOM makes every effort to ensure the materials available on its websites are free of any software virus, it cannot guarantee that the materials are free from any or all software viruses. IOM is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by software and related codes, including viruses and worms.
The website implements a series of technologies and security measures, such as encryption and/or authentication tools, in order to safeguard the information maintained on IOM's systems from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or loss.
Although IOM applies reasonable means to ensure that the information you furnish is not used by third parties for purposes other than that for which it was provided, IOM cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You should be aware that no transmission of information via the internet is ever totally secure. Transmission is therefore at your own risk.
Online Service Providers
While IOM has a strong interest in the integrity of its online service providers, particularly with a view towards their reliability and the protection of personal information, it does not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with services. IOM further disclaims any liability of any nature for any loss or damage howsoever caused in connection with using any of the services.
IOM attempts to respond to electronic messages sent to e-mail address listed on the website. However, IOM is under no obligation whatsoever to respond to any or all such messages.
The websites are best viewed with Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 2.0 and Safari 3.1 or higher versions using 1024 x 768 pixels screen resolution and maximized browser window.
Notification of Changes
IOM reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice.
IOM will post changes to these terms and conditions at: http://www.xxxx.iom.int/terms-conditions
Nothing in these terms and conditions affects the privileges and immunities enjoyed by IOM as intergovernmental organization.
If you have any questions or concerns about these terms and conditions please contact:
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
17, route des Morillons
P.O. Box 17, CH-1211
Geneva 19, Switzerland